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    NATO struggles with how to contain Russia
    Aug29

    NATO struggles with how to contain Russia

    As the situation in Ukraine rapidly deteriorates, NATO’s senior military officers will be looking to the leaders of alliance countries, including Prime Minister Stephen Harper, to back further action on Russia. NATO believes at least 1,000 Russian soldiers have entered Ukraine. The escalation comes as Harper and other leaders prepare for...

    U.S. Government Bonds Rise
    Aug29

    U.S. Government Bonds Rise

    U.S. Treasury bonds strengthened Thursday as a resurgence of tensions between Ukraine and Russia boosted the demand for haven bonds. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Ukraine Concerns Overshadow Econ Data
    Aug29

    Ukraine Concerns Overshadow Econ Data

    U.S. markets took a step back- after Ukraine’s president said Russian forces had been brought into his country- that overshadowed new and encouraging economic data. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Russia has ‘well over 1,000 troops’ in Ukraine
    Aug29

    Russia has ‘well over 1,000 troops’ in Ukraine

    Russia has “well over 1,000 troops” operating inside Ukraine, Nato warned. The Financial Times reports. …read more Source:...

    Cyber attacks on US businesses, banks mounting
    Aug29

    Cyber attacks on US businesses, banks mounting

    New York (AFP) – Investigators were digging Thursday to find who initiated and what was taken in an apparent intense hacker effort this month to penetrate the systems of US banks including JPMorgan Chase.The Federal Bureau of Investigation acknowledged that it and the US Secret Service were “working to determine the scope of recently...

    Hackers sponsored by Russian government attacked JP Morgan Chase: FBI
    Aug29

    Hackers sponsored by Russian government attacked JP Morgan Chase: FBI

    The FBI is investigating sophisticated hacker attacks on JP Morgan Chase and at least four other banks that they believe are payback for U.S.-imposed economic sanctions on Russia. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Few Americans Think The U.S. Has An Obligation To Defend Ukraine
    Aug29

    Few Americans Think The U.S. Has An Obligation To Defend Ukraine

    Amid increasingly hostile Russian actions, less than one-third of Americans think the United States should defend Ukraine against actual Russian troops, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows. According to the survey, only 29 percent of Americans think the U.S. has a responsibility to defend Ukraine in the case of a Russian invasion, while 38 percent...

    ISIS threat: Barack Obama requests military options to confront fighters in Syria
    Aug29

    ISIS threat: Barack Obama requests military options to confront fighters in Syria

    U.S. President Barack Obama said his priority is to make sure gains made by the ISIS militant group in Iraq are rolled back, he told reporters at the White House. …read more Source:...

    New Russian Moves in Ukraine Challenge NATO
    Aug29

    New Russian Moves in Ukraine Challenge NATO

    NATO, the United States and Ukraine say Russian forces are taking a more significant role in fighting in eastern Ukraine, bolstering separatist groups that have lost considerable ground to the government forces in recent weeks. VOA’s Al Pessin reports from London. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Obama Blames Russia for Warfare in Ukraine, Suggests New Sanctions
    Aug29

    Obama Blames Russia for Warfare in Ukraine, Suggests New Sanctions

    WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama suggested Thursday that the U.S. might impose new economic sanctions on Russia, blaming it squarely for the warfare in eastern Ukraine. But he ruled out any military options and proposed no shift in an American-led strategy that has yet to convince Moscow to halt operations against its far weaker neighbor....